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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Butterfly Faerie Makeup tutorial

Even though it is deep winter right now, I bring you a colorful spring-inspired look today :D Inspired by butterflies and faeries, and using a pair of false lashes I got back in Halloween, this is a girly and fantastical look that was a lot of fun to do!

This is my first extensive use of my new Coastal Scents 88 Piece Makeup Palette, and I want to add to the choir of praises for this palette! The shadows are very vibrant and solid, and having so many colors is very inspirational indeed. I got it during the thanksgiving sale, and I am so glad I finally own this amazing palette!

I used six colors of shadow for this look, and I have indicated them below. In the following step-by-step I will refer to them by the number.


First, in order to maximize the area of eyeshadow application, I blocked out my eyebrows using the gluestick-and-concealer method. I also put concealer under my eyes to cover up dark circles, and applied a primer to my whole eyelid and the top of my cheekbones.

I drew a fake crease along and slightly above the hollow of my eye socket using #1 (dark brown).
I then add some shading to the fake crease with #2 (dark plum-purple), fading it towards my temples, and along the outer lower half of my eyes.

I applied #3, a light fuchsia, all around the plum-purple and up into my temples, cheekbones and underneath the outer half of my eyes.

Using #4 (light lemon yellow) I shaded my whole eyelid up to the fake crease, as well as highlighted the inner corners of my eyes and below the inner half of my eyes.

I blended #5, a lime color, into the outer half of the lemon yellow to give it some depth and contrast with the purple in the fake crease.

To add more color, I applied #6, a light aqua, to the area where my real eyebrows begin (I have no idea what it is called, sorry :p). I also lined the top and the outer lower half of my eyes with black liquid eyeliner.

I then curled and applied mascara to my eyelashes so they will blend with the false eyelashes a little bit better.

Finally, I drew on the antenna/eyebrows and put on a pair of very long but sparse false eyelashes.

I covered my lips with foundation and put on a bit of glitter on my cheeks; too bad the glitter never shows up in pictures. I also roughy styled my white wig into a bouffant of sorts.
I hope you like this look as much as I had fun creating it! :)

10 comments:

Lily Leaf ♥ said...

this is so pretty! your eally do look like a faerie!

xphoebelinax said...

you are so talented hun :) seriously!

Sara Reid said...

What an amazing tutorial is this! Also easy to learn from such clear images. Makeup like butterflies and faeries look so creative and refreshing. I will definitely try it soon. Thank you!

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Tina Doan said...

you did an AMAZING job!!!

emimonster said...

wow that looks so amazing! ure so very talented!

key said...

AMAZING!!!! i love it :OOO

Junie said...

WOW! Amazing! I love the eyebrows. :D
BTW, what lenses are those? So vibrant and pretty!

❤ Piggy ❤ said...

Junie: They are GnG BT02 violet lenses :)

Luu❤ said...

This look is amazing :O

CamRenRai16(SHOBE) said...

so cute!! i want to recreate this..well if i can ehe

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